Independent journalism remains the lifeblood of democracy

Sunday, 23rd February, 2020 By Zweli Martin Dlamini Independent journalism whose fundamental objective is to hold those in power accountable to the people remains the lifeblood for a free and democratic society. Indeed, absolute power without accountability manifests to dictatorship and this subsequently result to social, economic and political hardships that impacts the society. ItContinue reading “Independent journalism remains the lifeblood of democracy”

Little drops make mighty ocean: Breast Cancer Network appeals for help to save life of young Swazi

MISA-Swaziland | e-Forum July 29 2014 MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum posts stories and statements from civil society groups and NGOs in promotion of media freedom, diversity, pluralism, and access to information. The e-Forum also encourages individuals and groups to reply and respond to stories or statements that appear on the Forum.  Press Statement: Swaziland Breast and Cervical Cancer NetworkContinue reading “Little drops make mighty ocean: Breast Cancer Network appeals for help to save life of young Swazi”

Freedom House Press Release: U.S. Responds to Swaziland’s Lack of Protection for Human Rights

MISA-Swaziland | e-Forum June 30 2014 MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum posts stories and statements from civil society groups and NGOs in promotion of media freedom, diversity, pluralism, and access to information. The e-Forum also, in promotion of open public debate, encourages individuals and groups to reply and respond to stories or statements that appear on the Forum. Freedom House — PressContinue reading “Freedom House Press Release: U.S. Responds to Swaziland’s Lack of Protection for Human Rights”

SBCCN Press Release: Can you help save the life of a promising young Swazi woman with breast cancer?

MISA-Swaziland | e-Forum June 30 2014 MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum posts stories and statements from civil society groups and NGOs in promotion of media freedom, diversity, pluralism, and access to information. The e-Forum also encourages individuals and groups to reply and respond to stories or statements that appear on the Forum. Swaziland Breast and Cervical Cancer Network — Press Release Continue reading “SBCCN Press Release: Can you help save the life of a promising young Swazi woman with breast cancer?”

Swaziland’s new airport – another side of the story (in pictures)

MISA-Swaziland | e-Forum March 12 2014 Swaziland, a country of 1.2 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, unveiled a new airport last week. However news agency AFP said the $280-million airport is “years away from being operational and has been dubbed a ‘white elephant’ by critics”. During construction, which began 11 years ago, the airport was known as SikhupheContinue reading “Swaziland’s new airport – another side of the story (in pictures)”

Good healthcare an arm’s length away? The diagnosis on Swazi hospitals

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article November 26, 2013 Georgina-Kate Adams is a British writer and founder of The Seed Africa, a crowdfunding NGO helping to educate girls. She is currently living in Swaziland, where, among other things, she encountered the country’s healthcare system. What can be said of a medical system where you are prescribed drugs without diagnosis?Continue reading “Good healthcare an arm’s length away? The diagnosis on Swazi hospitals”

STATEMENT: Swaziland Editors Forum elect new leadership

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article November 18, 2013 The Swaziland Editors Forum has elected Mbongeni Mbingo its chairman for the next two years. At a special meeting at the Mountain Inn recently (on Saturday 9thNovember 2013) the forum also elected Martin Dlamini as Deputy Chairperson; Jabu Matsebula as Secretary General and Coordinator and Ncamsile Matsebula as Treasurer. TheContinue reading “STATEMENT: Swaziland Editors Forum elect new leadership”

Be respectful and mindful towards newspapers: Swaziland Editors Forum

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article By e-Forum contributor Portia Magagula November 15, 2013 MBABANE — Swaziland Editors Forum deputy Martin Dlamini addressed the issue of freedom of expression in the media at a meeting between editors and civil leaders yesterday morning. Dlamini, who is also managing editor of Times of Swaziland, said efforts are made to get as many voices as possible into theContinue reading “Be respectful and mindful towards newspapers: Swaziland Editors Forum”

Editors and civil society meet in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article By e-Forum contributor Portia Magagula November 15, 2013 MBABANE — Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland) hosted a meeting of editors and civil society leaders at the City Court lodge yesterday morning. The gathering was sponsored by the US Embassy in Swaziland. MISA advocacy officer, Phakama Shili, who organised the event, saidContinue reading “Editors and civil society meet in Swaziland”

PUDEMO warns teachers union, attacks media

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article The below is a statement issued by Peoples United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO). It appears here in MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum, an ‘online space’ for news and information on Swaziland’s civil society and NGO sector — and for more general news and information on media freedom. The e-Forum is a practical expression of MISA-Swaziland’s mission to promote free speech and access to information.  PUDEMOContinue reading “PUDEMO warns teachers union, attacks media”